We were ar Arch One last night and what a brilliant night it turned out to be with everyone brining A game sets. There’s something special about Arch One, something that brings the best out in both acts and audiences. First to the stage last night was the hilarious Sam Adamson and how a confident hand shake is no substitute for a bedtime story. The Tim Biglowe was next. I know, we got Tim Biglowe off the telly to come to G&B! I have to pinch myself sometimes. Now it must have been tough to follow such a big name as Tim, but Amber Phillips, our next act, did just great and made sure everyone went straight home to bin their supermarket bread. Callum Mackenzie was after Amber with tales of his home town, a place so dull sex is only used in an emergency to cure hiccups. The glorious Nicky Vere-Compton was hot on Calum’s heels with her early ambitions to be a Victorian Comic Opera before Oliver Miller wondered if it really is possible to be born to do something. What if you were born to be a DJ…200 years ago! We then had a new face to G&B Evaldas Karosas, who explained just why expensive watches don’t have the pulling power some guys believe and why being supple might not be as much fun as you’d think. The fabulous Sassy Clyde was after Evaldas with the big difference between plastic and surgical quality silicone. Closing the first half was the brilliant Mimi Chan. Mimi told us of a most memorable lady boy cabaret show she went to with a quite spectacular finale. made all the more spectacular by the fact she was taken by her dad.
After the break we got off to a cracking start with Dick Denham, a gay man doing jokes about football. Oh what a world we live in! Matt Withers was after Dick with a frankly reasonable list of why Boris should go and why Tony in Hollyoaks should follow. Next was another new face to G&B, Chloe St George. Chloe assured the crowd she was going to be funny by assuring them she’d done a quiz on how funny she was and had scored 7/10, so we were in safe hands. Our next act, Matthew Ali, not only delivered a great set and put country music in its place, he also won the evening’s award for most FABULOUS tee shirt. Nicu Tematoru then left us all wondering if cows had one big tit with four nipples, or four tits with one each. Deep, huh? After Nicu was Shir Comay, who reckons he must be spoiled because he thinks London is affordable. Next was the glorious Tasha Cluskey, whose mum once had the ambition to be a ballerina, which didn’t work out, and whose dad had wanted to be an absentee father, which turned out just fine. Closing the show was the brilliant Jake Cornford. Jake was straight in with one of life’s deep questions: have you ever looked at a picture of a convicted sex offender and thought, he just doesn’t look the type? Jake also recently updated his CV. Under weakness he’d put cold sores, but now he’s a bit older has had to include acid reflux.